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tele writes,

It may be around the Dallas area, if you turn 65, you won't be able to see a lot of doctors unless you sign up for Medicare Advantage plans.


That wouldn't surprise me in a place like Texas where they tend to manage things to screw as many people as possible. <LOL>

But if you look at the actual data, there's little evidence that people have a problem finding doctors when they switch to Medicare. It's mostly a talking point on Fox News, or a sales pitch for Medicare Advantage plans.


The large Doctor's Clinic in Vancouver WA that I currently use says they only take Medicare Advantage for Primary Care Physicians, but will accept Medigap if you're seeing a specialist. I won't have any problem dropping them like a steaming bag of dog poo, if my Primary Care Doc won't see me unless I'm on Medicare Advantage.

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